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Job Title:Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTEV13305197817728

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$89,370.00 to $116,180.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 03, 2013 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013




Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 2 years


1 vacancy in the following location:
Elmendorf AFB, AK United StatesView Map


Current permanent Alaska District Army Corps of Engineers Civilan employees


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:   The Alaska District is a construction, engineering design and environmental sciences agency for civil works, military, ISS, and environmental projects for the entire State of Alaska (an area of 586,412 square miles), the largest area controlled by any Corps District in the United States. Five distinct geographic regions are dealt with, each with unique combinations of geological, climatological, and political features - the Southeast Panhandle, the South central Gulf Coast, the Interior, the Arctic, the Western Bering Sea Coast, the Southwestern Alaska Peninsula, and Aleutians. Alaska's four climate zones (maritime, transition, continental, and arctic) pose formidable construction, environmental and engineering challenges.

This position is being filled as a Temporary Promotion or Temporary Reassignment Not To Exceed 2 years, may be extended for an additional 2 years without further competition, and may also become permanent without further competition.  If you are selected for this assignment, your selection will be subject to your current supervisor's approval before a final job offer will be made. You are encouraged to coordinate your interest in this assignment with your supervisor prior to responding to this announcement.

About the Location: We are headquartered on Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, a cosmopolitan city in a wilderness setting. With 260,283 people, Anchorage has 42 percent of the state's population. High-rise buildings shape the city's skyline. Like any large city, Anchorage has performing arts, museums, shopping, restaurants, and hotels. These amenities exist alongside mountain peaks and miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails. There is a variety of entertainment to include wildlife viewing, glaciers, mountains, northern lights, recreation and adventure, as well as the urban pleasures of fine dining, arts, cultural attractions and more.

The advertised salary does not include our current rate of 5.57% tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

The advertised salary does include the current 24.69% locality payment authorized for Alaska.


Who May Apply:  Current permanent Alaska District Army Corps of Engineer civilian employees


  • This position is designated as a "Key Position".
  • This is a Career Program 12 position.
  • Relocation (PCS) costs will NOT be paid.


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You will manage the Safety and Occupational Health (S&OH) Program for the Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer in the State of Alaska. Covering an area of 586,400 sq. mi. (15.5% of the total land mass of the U.S.), Alaska presents formidable challenges in weather and terrain to the safe completion of construction jobs.

You will oversee the safety programs for all district functions to include a wide variety of construction projects, civil works, environmental remediation, port construction, water safety, dredging operations, etc.

You will formulate District policies and provide program direction by issuing regulations, standards, and technical guidance.

You will also conduct surveys, evaluations, studies, audits, and perform accident investigation and reporting.

You will advise the Commander and staff on Safety and Occupational Health matters, and serve as the District technical authority on S&OH questions.


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Specialized experience to qualify would demonstrate: Expertise in applying national safety and occupational health laws, policies, regulations and standards to construction safety practices and working with construction contractors to ensure safety standards are appropriate in an industry involving high-hazard risks to workers. AND Experience representing the organization at conferences and meetings with Federal agencies and councils, employer or employee groups, unions, national industry organizations, inter-agency and special interest groups concerning program objectives and policies, special problems and issues, or other work that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

Ability to Exercise Program Management Responsibility for the District's Safety Program

Skill as primary technical expert for the District's Safety Program

Ability to Monitor and Evaluate Safety Performance

Ability to Develop and Prepare Safety Regulations

Skill in the delegation of personnel management responsibilities

Ability to Communicate both Orally and in WritingTime in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-12 grade (or equivalent).

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Physical Demands: The work involves sedentary as well as recurring physical exertion related to frequent inspections and surveys requiring exertion such as standing; walking over undeveloped terrain; climbing ladders, stairways; and crossing fences or guardrails while inspecting floating plant, construction and hazardous and toxic waste sites.

Work Environment: The work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to hazards associated with large pieces of floating plants, construction equipment, machinery, hazardous and toxic waste sites and diving operations. Exposure to drowning, airplane and automobile accidents, high temperatures from both the natural environment and from heat producing equipment, such as diesel engines and pump equipment. High noise levels may be encountered, as well as dusts and fumes from welding or chemical treatments. Protective apparel, such as hearing protectors, head protection, eye protection, and foot protection is usually required at all areas of the construction, operation, or maintenance sites.

Condition of Employment: Designated Key Position - Position is designated as a "Key Position" in accordance with AR 690-11.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at



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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 817728.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category

    • If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA WER Alaska
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at

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